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Some pathological regression asymptotics under stable conditions

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  • Koenker, Roger
  • Portnoy, Stephen
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    We consider a simple through-the-origin linear regression example introduced by Rousseeuw, van Aelst and Hubert (J. Amer. Stat. Assoc., 94 (1994) 419-434). It is shown that the conventional least squares and least absolute error estimators converge in distribution without normalization and consequently are inconsistent. A class of weighted median regression estimators, including the maximum depth estimator of Rousseeuw and Hubert (J. Amer. Stat. Assoc., 94 (1999) 388-402), are shown to converge at rate n-1. Finally, the maximum likelihood estimator is considered, and we observe that there exist estimators that converge at rate n-2. The results illustrate some interesting, albeit somewhat pathological, aspects of stable-law convergence.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Statistics & Probability Letters.

    Volume (Year): 50 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 3 (November)
    Pages: 219-228

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    Keywords: Asymptotics Median regression LAD regression Stable law Data depth;

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